Following another second-place finish in the Nevada GOP caucus, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) argued Wednesday that candidates don’t win presidential primaries simply by winning individual states.
When asked about his loss to Donald Trump in the Nevada caucus on Tuesday on “Fox and Friends,” Rubio noted that “this is an unusual election.”
“And right now, what you have is a situation where Donald—the majority of the Republican electorate, the majority of Republican voters in this country do not want Donald Trump to be the nominee,” Rubio said.
He said that the anti-Trump voters are “divided up” among the remaining candidates.
“Until there’s some kind of consolidation here, you’re not going to have a clear alternative to Donald Trump, and the argument we’ve made is, I’m as conservative as anyone in this race, but I’m the conservative that can unify the Republican Party,” Rubio said.
Co-host Ashley Earhardt asked Rubio if he needs to start winning primaries in order to win the nomination.
“You don’t win the nomination by how many states you win,” Rubio responded before adding that he will have to win some winner-take-all states in March.
Earhardt then asked Rubio which states specifically he could win.
“Well, we feel great in every one of those states. We’re going to pick up delegates in all of them,” he said, adding that he doesn’t want to offer specific predictions.
Watch the interview via Fox News: